Pre and Primary Education and Activities Assistant Pre and Primary Education and Activities Assistant Arusha , Tanzania Stichting Dinka
Dinka School is offering quality education to 200 children. We also take care of 50 children in our boarding facility. The children are in the age of 2-12 years old.

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Project Details

In Tanzania, we offer quality education- day and boarding facilities. 200 +students from disadvantaged homes.

We would like to welcome you to Dinka School in Arusha, Tanzania because we need your help !

- Who we are?
I (Kimberly Zandvliet) am Dutch and my husband (Erick Pownall) is Tanzanian and we live at the school compound with our two children since 2010.
We started building Dinka School in Arusha, Tanzania in 2010 and officially opened in 2014.
Dinka stands for Dutch INitiative Kids Africa and we fund raise through our Dutch foundation, Stichting Dinka.
There are 40 staff members including cooks, cleaning ladies, drivers, gardeners, security, teachers, matrons and 150 day students and 50 boarding students.

- What we do?
We offer quality education to 200 children and care for 50 children in our boarding facility in the age between 2 and 12 years old.

- Where we work?
The school is located in Manyire village, 30 minutes away from Arusha city. It is a safe environment and you can walk around towards the river and in the local village. We are 45 minutes from the International airport (KIA).

- Our mission/vision
To offer quality education to disadvantaged children.

- Our goals
To be one of the best schools in Tanzania and keep educating children for a brighter future.
We offer more than only education, we teach self confidence, hygiene, self care, presentation skills and so many co- curricular activities like sports, arts, gardening, drama, theater, music etc.

- Who are we looking for?
We are looking for you! Dinka is an amazing project whereby volunteers can offer so many things which will make our education at Dinka School better. Everything you bring to us, we will learn, implement, develop and continue to offer to our students.

- Why choose us?
It is a safe place to volunteer and we give you daily guidance in your work.
We have a special volunteer house on the project compound with privacy, electricity, warm water, air conditioning, washing machine, kitchen, showers, toilets, living room, 2 bed rooms, 16 beds, a veranda and a garden, a weekly campfire with the Masai, village walks, river walks, airport transport, transport to Arusha town and an amazing and wonderful volunteer experience whereby you will definitely leave your mark!

The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Foundation Year
Contact Person
kimberly zandvliet
Spoken Languages

Social Impact

  • We built a Pre and Primary school in Manyire village (close to Arusha city) which offers day and boarding school.
  • We have 150 day students and 50 boarding students.
  • We offer jobs to our local community and fully sponsor 30 % of our students.
  • We set up a primary school like no other primary school in Tanzania where we offer quality education.
  • Next to the Tanzanian curriculum (NECTA) we enrich this curriculum with a broad spectrum of co-curricular activities like French lessons, ICT lessons, Arts lessons, Music lessons, gardening lessons, sport lessons (even hockey and tennis), dance lessons and much more. 
  • We started building the school in  2010 and now, more than 10 years later we have accomplished our dream to be among the best schools in Tanzania. We have grown very much each year by extending the classes, building dormitories, an administration block, a garage, a Volunteer house, a library etc.
  • Our STD. 7 students graduated already three times from Dinka School and we are proud to say they are the leading academic students in their Secondary schools at the moment. Students who leave Dinka School, speak fluent English, know how to work with a computer, speak some french, are self confident, know how to present themselves and learned many basic life skills next to their quality education at Dinka School.
Pursued Sustainable Development Goals

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